A Lonely Bear in Eastern Canada...

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Re: A Lonely Bear in Eastern Canada...

Postby Johnny » Wed Oct 26, 2016 8:05 am

Rod, the orange ones are impossible to find in Canada... In the States, they are only available at Neptune... You can ask Mike, he can help you get your hands on a pair... 8-)
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"And if you like to risk your neck, we'll boom down Sutton in old Quebec..."

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Re: A Lonely Bear in Eastern Canada...

Postby Johnny » Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:33 pm

Fifth day of skiing in a row... Even more fresh powder coming tomorrow morning...
Couldn't ask for a better October...

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Re: A Lonely Bear in Eastern Canada...

Postby Johnny » Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:14 pm

Teleskating...

A lot more difficult than what I was expecting... I like tele-carving downtown on the streets with my quad roller skates in the summer... Thanks to the moving trucks, they can carve like crazy... Not the case with skating blades. They are of course impossible to carve. You have to skid them during the turn... Skidding a sharp blade is NOT an easy thing! I was getting better in the end... But I will detune the blades a bit next time...!

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/...\ Peace, Love, Telemark and Tofu /...\
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Re: A Lonely Bear in Eastern Canada...

Postby lowangle al » Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:25 pm

Hey Johnny, they're pretty cool. Are they home made? Maybe you need a bigger boot and a cable binding to turn em. ;)

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Re: A Lonely Bear in Eastern Canada...

Postby Johnny » Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:24 am

No, they are Zandstra "Schaatsen", made in Holland since 1825...

Man, you're right...! I should mount them with NTN bindings and use them for icy days at the resort...!
Woooah! My next project!
/...\ Peace, Love, Telemark and Tofu /...\
"And if you like to risk your neck, we'll boom down Sutton in old Quebec..."

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Re: A Lonely Bear in Eastern Canada...

Postby Johnny » Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:49 pm

100th ski day of the season today
Time for a little break
Time for a prayer

Thank you God for such a great winter
So thankful for the great season we had so far
So grateful for all the snow since October

I can't believe we're already half way through the season
I cant believe the best is yet to come
Hurry up, only 80 ski days to go!

Thank you God
Thank you Mother Nature
Thank you Ullr
Thank you Jesus
Thank you Milarepa
Thank you Mahavira
Thank you Krishna
Thank you Shakyamuni
Thank you Laozi
Thank you Tsongkhapa
Thank you Thank you Thank you

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/...\ Peace, Love, Telemark and Tofu /...\
"And if you like to risk your neck, we'll boom down Sutton in old Quebec..."

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Re: A Lonely Bear in Eastern Canada...

Postby lilcliffy » Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:28 pm

AMEN BROTHER.
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Re: A Lonely Bear in Eastern Canada...

Postby Johnny » Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:06 pm

Ski day #116 today... Now, this is what I call a perfect day. Snowstorm in the morning, first tracks in 3" of powder, and only 5 cars in the parking. In the afternoon, 50F, sun, t-shirt and soft spring time moguls.

Thanks Cannatonic for the Kazamas and thanks Mike for the old rusty bindings... They are SUPER fun...!

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Re: A Lonely Bear in Eastern Canada...

Postby lowangle al » Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:07 pm

Hey Johnny what are those U shaped things hanging from the bindings? and are they allowed? :D

My philosophy is that if a ski was fun 25 years ago it should be fun now.

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Re: A Lonely Bear in Eastern Canada...

Postby Cannatonic » Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:08 pm

LoveJohnny wrote:Ski day #116 today... Now, this is what I call a perfect day. Snowstorm in the morning, first tracks in 3" of powder, and only 5 cars in the parking. In the afternoon, 50F, sun, t-shirt and soft spring time moguls.

Thanks Cannatonic for the Kazamas and thanks Mike for the old rusty bindings... They are SUPER fun...!


Looks like a fun trip back to 1993! Gotta love seeing that pink neon base reflecting off the snow. They won't float in powder, but that's OK if there is no powder. legendary craftsmanship!


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